United Airlines Flight 175

9/11 hijacked passenger flight, hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center

United Airlines Flight 175 was the second hijacked airplane of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The flight was traveling from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California.

United Airlines Flight 175
UA 175's flight path from Boston to New York City on September 11, 2001.
DateTuesday, September 11, 2001 (2001-09-11)
SummarySuicide hijacking
SiteWorld Trade Center, New York City, U.S.
Aircraft typeBoeing 767–222
OperatorUnited Airlines
RegistrationN612UA [1]
Flight originLogan Int'l Airport
DestinationLos Angeles Int'l Airport
Passengers51 (plus 5 hijackers)
Fatalities60, plus 5 hijackers, on aircraft;
approximately 900 (including emergency workers) at the South Tower of the World Trade Center
SurvivorsNone on aircraft

It crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. The plane was hijacked by five members of al-Qaeda. The plane was a Boeing 767. 56 people (including 5 hijackers) and 9 crew members died in the crash. The time of the crash was 9:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Unlike American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the North tower 17.5 minutes earlier, Flight 175 was the only plane seen live on television because of the media attention drawn to the scene from the crash of Flight 11.


The hijacked aircraft at San Francisco International Airport in 1999.
The plane shortly after crashing into the south tower of the original World Trade Center.

The aircraft used in the attack was a Boeing 767-222. The aircraft had a registration of N612UA, and it was built in 1983 by Boeing.[1] The airplane could seat 168 passengers in total (10 seats in first class, 33 seats in business class, and 125 seats in economy class). On this particular flight, 56 passengers (5 of which were hijackers), and nine staff members. All together, United Airlines Flight 175 carried 65 people on the morning of September 11.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "FAA REGISTRY - Aircraft - N-Number Inquiry". Federal Aviation Adminstration. U.S. Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on 7 July 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. "Staff Report, August 26, 2004" (PDF). National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 May 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2017.

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